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Let There Be LED Lights!

May 9th, 2011

Lighting for wine cellars never looked this good!

Ah, warm LED lights.

Who would have ever thought that these humble pieces could discreetly transform your wine cellar into a thing of beauty? Not that a wine cellar itself isn’t already a sight to behold, but illuminating the right areas with wine cellar lighting can dramatically create a desired mood and elicit warm feelings.

There’s really nothing like a picture-perfect, well-illuminated wine cellar to light up and brighten our day. We have written about wine cellar lighting a couple of times here in Wine Cellar Innovations, and maybe you have read about it too.

In Lighting Up Your Wine Cellar, we talked about the reasons why you should switch to LED lights, and in More Than Just A Bright Idea, we show you some lighting ideas for your wine room.

Proper lighting is certainly a part of wine cellar building that should not be taken lightly, and when it comes to lighting options for your cellar, LED lights are king.

Energy-saving and eco-friendly LED lights not only beautifully accent your wines and certain sections of a wine cellar. These amazing light bulbs are less expensive than many other wine cellar lighting alternatives, last longer than incandescent bulbs, and are easier to handle. Why, these lights beat incandescent bulbs with over seven times the life expectancy! Here are WCI, some of the features of our LED lights include:

  • Certified with the RoHs directive and Pb (lead) free
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Very low heat emissions
  • Lower voltage with no UV generation
  • Resistant to vibration and humidity

LED lighting is typically used as back-lighting in crown molding, for archways and in high reveal display racking. Check out the LED lighting in this grand Premium Redwood wine cellar and this small wine closet, where the lights highlight the mural as well as the racks, shelves, and beams. Notice how the lights look dim/warm and not bright? That’s LED lighting for you—not bright white, just a nice, warm light that’s pleasing to the eye, and not harmful to your wines.

It’s also worth mentioning that rather than burning out abruptly like incandescent lighting, LED wine cellar lighting dims gradually. Because LED lights generate very low heat and has a very low voltage, they are perfect for wine cellars! Whether they’re hidden or in plain view, we love the warmth and character they bring to the room.

Soon, these LED lights will be the main source of illumination not just in wine cellars but in all homes, businesses, vehicles…everywhere. At least, that’s what this great article about LED lights in Planet Green says.

Learn more about adding LED lights to your wine cellar today.  Our design consultants would be happy to talk to you.


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